RFID Integrated Solutions
Pioneering Solutions to Change the Industry
Better management of aircraft components, equipment and materials
RFID Integrated Solutions provides automated identification technology (AIT), such as Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) and Contact Memory Buttons (CMB), to add efficiency to airline maintenance operations and reduce inventory through better supply chain visibility. The service enables customers to better manage aircraft components, equipment, and materials by retrofitting them with automated identification technology devices. The result is automated data management and highly visible supply chain-related maintenance processes.
RFID technology uses radio waves to transfer data from an electronic tag (called an RFID tag or label) that is attached to an object through a reader for the purpose of identifying and tracking the object. This reduces the amount of time required for maintenance crews to complete inspections and other maintenance and supply chain activities. RFID technology allows point-of-use maintenance record access (which reduces inspection time) and component traceability (which improves supply chain visibility).
RFID Integrated Solutions eliminates the need for customers to retrofit their fleets with automated identification technology themselves. Boeing - partnering with Fujitsu and its team of world-class suppliers of automated identification technology hardware and software - can provide customers with a total, end-to-end suite of tools.
RFID Integrated Solutions is available for all fleets and is readily adaptable for any customer. It includes hardware, software, and devices; installation and implementation plans and processes; a regulatory, preapproved maintenance program; and training and support. The ongoing service keeps the customer on the leading edge of RFID technology and allows airlines to increase the efficiency of their operations without adding additional resources.
- Boeing offers five standard Automated Identification Technology products to increase the efficiency of inspections, fault diagnosis, and repair:
- Emergency Equipment Management
- Linens and Tapestry Management
- Rotables Management
- Repairables Management
- Airframe Degradation Management
RFID Integrated Solutions allows operators to realize significant cost savings and efficiencies.
Using non-line-of sight RFID technology, an inspection can be automated and reduce the physical inspection, leading to:
- Faster turn-around times and faster inspections
- Predictive maintenance and changing of assets just in time
- Less physical strain on personnel doing the inspections
With the use of high-memory tags, necessary information is available at point of use, which facilitates:
- Less time required to search and retrieve information
- Faster turn-around times and maintenance decisions
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